A Force India team member has asked to return home ahead of this weekend's Bahrain GP after four of the team's mechanics were caught up in a petrol bomb attack.
The four mechanics were driving in a hire car on the outskirts of the capital Manama when they got caught up in clashes between protestors and police.
Although a petrol bomb landed near their vehicle, no one was injured and they returned to their hotel soon after.
A team member not involved in the incident then asked to return to the United Kingdom.
"One of our vehicles was momentarily caught up in some disruption on the way back from the circuit last night," a Force India spokesman told Sportsmail.
"Our van was not the target but arrived on the scene on one of the main highways.
"Within a few minutes the traffic continued moving and the van returned to the hotel. Everyone in the van is okay."
Meanwhile, Bahrain International Circuit chairman Zayed R Alzayani played down the incident.
"It was an isolated incident, and my wife was involved too," he is quoted as saying by Autosport.
"The protestors were not targeting the cars, they just happened to be there. Nobody was injured.
"I don't command the police; they know what to do better than I do. I have a race to run."